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Here’s to all the #DadBike families out there. Hopefully more households hold true to the values in this video.

Konga Bicycles Balance Bike

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Konga Bicycles Balance Bike

When Antti from Konga Bicycles‘ daughter wanted to learn to ride a bike he couldn’t just go out and buy her a balance bike he had to make her one. Granted he didn’t have to make her something this beautiful, but as both a builder and a father his creative ability and aesthetic eye got the best of him. This thing looks amazing with the sparkle powedercoat, segmented fork, Chris King and those curvy stays… Check out more photos below.

A Father and Son’s Sunset Speedvagen Shred Sled

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A Father and Son’s Sunset Speedvagen Shred Sled

Yesterday, Jonathan and I rode up to the blacktop in Griffith Park to catch the sunset. As we’re sitting there, talking about life and this transition I’m going through, up rolls Bryan and his son Alden in a Burley trailer, being drug up the crazy steep hill by an older Speedvagen team ‘cross bike. It literally happened in slow motion for me. Maybe it was the light, or the fact that a young human being is having the best introduction to cycling. Whatever it was, I was engaged.

Luckily, I had my camera on me from shooting a few photos of Jonathan for the #HotBoyzofCycling calendar, so I was able to capture this moment in the last seconds of sunlight. I love the logos, especially the EDGE logo which really dates this frame. The asymmetric Paul touring canti is a nice touch as well, but like with all Speedvagens, the paint was so good!

I’ve seen a lot of amazing stuff in Los Angeles, but this just made my day…

Nahanni and Sparrow’s Signal Cycles and TykeToter Seat

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Nahanni and Sparrow’s Signal Cycles and TykeToter Seat

The city of Portland and its bike-friendly streets need no introduction. People there have adapted their blocks to child-friendly play zones, their streets are lined with green bike lanes and there are even designated bicycle avenues.

Spending the day with your family, on bikes is a fairly common weekend activity. Especially for Benji from Poler and his wife Nahanni, who take their two daughters, Olive and Sparrow out for rides frequently.

While Olive is old enough for her own bike, Sparrow catches a ride with Nahanni on her Signal Cycles step through commuter via a contraption called the TykeToter.

I’ve never seen this product before, but it’s genius. The TykeToter goes on in seconds, can be used on any bike and gives the child an early introduction into balancing a bicycle.

These two women looked so happy scooting around the neighborhood that I had to shoot some photos!

This 10 Year Old Rips!

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This 10 Year Old Rips!

I think it’s safe to say that every cyclist who one day wants to have kids hopes they come out as rad as Seth Sherlock. Check it out as he owns the trails of Squamish, B.C.

Well, sorta owns them. Don’t miss the end clip!

FBM: The Tiniest Gypsy

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FBM: The Tiniest Gypsy

I don’t have a kid but part of me wants to buy this frame anyway, just so when I do have a kid, they’ll have a piece of American steel to ride around on. If you have a son or a daughter that could fit on this 12″ BMX from FBM, I suggest you pick it up!

See more at FBM.

Fast Boy Cycles: Building a Bike for Gunnar

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Fast Boy Cycles: Building a Bike for Gunnar

This photo was so good that I had to save it for Monday morning. Ezra from Fast Boy Cycles had the fortunate experience of watching his nephew for a week. To help time pass, he built him a bike frame, you know, because there aren’t many offerings for 8 years. Check out the full story at Fast Boy Cycles.